PowerNode Two 8 Ohm Speakers in Parallel for each Left and Right Channel

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    Jesse J.

    Dear Brian,

    Thank you for your inquiry.

    The Power Node is rated for 4 ohm speakers loads however we recommend only connecting 1 pair of speakers.

    Your Bose Speakers may be rated as 8 ohms, however they may dip to a lower impedance such as 6 or 4 ohms at some frequencies. This may cause the Power node inter Protection and may cause permanent damage.

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    Philip Sheldrake

    I take it the same goes for two pairs of 8 ohm KEF egg speakers. That's a shame as two Power Nodes is twice the price of one!

    I've been told the Sonos Connect:Amp would do it, unless you think that's not the case either?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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    Brian Neal

    Actually I've since learned a great way to power multiple speaker pairs from a single node is to use impedance matching auto transformers such as russound SDB 2.1. I've have one power node powering 4 pairs of speakers using an SDB 4.1.

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    Philip Sheldrake

    Thanks Brian. I'm glad I posted here now! I'll have to check this out.

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    Brian Neal

    You're welcome Philip,
    By the way, impedance matching auto transformers are passive, and very efficient so.....Don't buy new. They're available all the time on ebay used. I don't think it matters how old they are, they're far less expensive than new. Bonus - the SDBs have individual volume control, if you don't need that, there are models w/o volume control for less.

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